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Your cattle and their worms

If you’re in the cattle business, you’re also in the worm business. Also, generally, the more worms you’ve got, the less pounds of cattle—and money in your pocket—you get. Those are the words of Dr. Tom Yazwinski, who says that … Read More

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Why is deworming livestock so important?

Although specific estimates are not available, economic losses from worm parasite infections of cattle can be significant. The extent of internal parasite problems is usually related to management practices that increase exposure, whereas ongoing preventive management practices will minimize losses … Read More

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Parasite control for cattle operations

Use of dewormers in a cattle herd can significantly improve the average level of production; however, care must be taken to avoid a buildup of resistant parasite populations. Important differences between drugs include the overall effect on the larval stages … Read More

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Ambush nasty flies with fast feed-through program

Are you tired of looking into the crystal ball to predict when fly season will start? Did you already miss that magic 30-day window to start a feed-through to protect your pastured cattle from damaging horn and face flies? A … Read More

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Tips to prevent late-season fly control breakdowns

Horn and face fly numbers can continue to build throughout the summer, which will put pressure on your control programs. Now is a good time to evaluate the pasture fly situation in your herd. Check during the early afternoon on … Read More

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The two most impactful flies and how to treat them

With summer upon us, so are the problems associated with fly infestations of cattle. Economic losses occur because flies torment cattle, sucking blood from the animals and spreading diseases such as pinkeye. However, effective control measures can keep fly populations … Read More

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What to do for cattle with horn flies

The goal of horn fly-management programs is to reduce the numbers of feeding adults on the animals and manage pastures to minimize larval survival. Because horn flies only lay their eggs in freshly dropped, individual dung pats, cultural manure-management practices … Read More

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Fight face flies that carry pinkeye bacteria

The economic injury level of face flies, a common pest of pastured cattle, is only 10 insects per animal. However, when face flies (Musca autumnalis) are carrying the bacterium that causes pinkeye, as is the case this season in several … Read More

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Managing face (and horn) flies

The face fly, Musca autumnalis, is a robust fly that superficially resembles the house fly. It is a nonbiting fly that feeds on animal secretions, nectar and dung liquids. Adult female face flies (the most damaging of the two sexes) typically … Read More

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Correct application key to parasite control

“Application matters,” begins Larry Hawkins. On this beautiful spring day, Hawkins is in cow country to discuss flies, lice and cattle—and some of the common mistakes he sees when it comes to controlling the former two so they don’t chew … Read More

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